# Physics, incl. mathematics

Course Code : | 1001FBDFAR |

Study domain: | Physics |

Academic year: | 2017-2018 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Contact hours: | 90 |

Credits: | 9 |

Study load (hours): | 252 |

Contract restrictions: | Exam contract not possible |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Jan Sijbers |

### 1. Prerequisites *

- competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

- English

- general knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet

specific prerequisites for this course

During high school, the students should have been given mathematics for at least 4h/w, physics 2h/w, chemistry 2h/w and biologie 2h/w. Furthermore it is a prerequisite that the student is enthousiastic and has a positive attitude regarding science courses.

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- The main objective of Physics I is to further train the student in comprehensive knowledge gaining regarding the mechanisms and scientific patterns that are the basis of physical phenomena and which are at the basis of physiology, biomechanics, chemistry, etc.
- Students learn how to critically analyse scientific problems
- Students learn to be able to independently conduct simple experiments and to deal with imperfections of the curent techniques (i.e., perform appropriate statistical analysis of experimental results);
- Students learn how to generate a scientific report.

### 3. Course contents *

The course consists of two parts:

1. introduction into mathematical methods (derivatives, integrals, differential equations, vector calculus, series)

2. medical physics

Medical physics deals with:

- mechanics
- elasticity
- vibrations
- electrostatics
- hydrostatics
- heat transport and radiation
- molecular dynamics, diffusion and osmosis
- Thermodynamics and entropy

### 4 International dimension*

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

Personal work

**5.3 Facilities for working students ***

Classroom activities

- Lectures: recording available via video link on Blackboard
- Exercise sessions: free to choose the group division
- Practica: free to choose the group division

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

Continuous assessment

Self-directed assessment

Presentation

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

- Course text + labo handouts
- A simple scientific calculator with elementary statistical functions is required

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :- Flandres H., Calculus. Freeman, N-Y

- Swokowski EW., Calculus with Analytical Geometry. PWS

- Kent- Rogiers J.: Van fysica naar biofysica. Acco, Leuven

- Tipler P.: Physics. John Wiley, N-Y.

- Walker JS.: Physics. Prentice-Hall, New Jersey.

- Ohanian H.: Physics. Norton & Comp., N-Y.

- D.Knight R.: Physics for Scientists and Engineers. Pierson, Addison Wesley, N-Y.

### 8. Contact information *

Prof. Dr. J. Sijbers

Universiteit Antwerpen, Campus Drie Eiken (N.1.13)

Tel: 03/265.24.64

Email: jan.sijbers@uantwerpen.be

WWW: http://visielab.uantwerpen.be/people/jan-sijbers